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New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

John Key

Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key says he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan Election

Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Australia to prohibit secret service torture

Australia Police

The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

Hawthi Shiite rebel

Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Vietnam debates sex work: ‘social evil’ or legitimate job?

Vietnam Prostitution

For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced “rehabilitation,” but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world’s oldest profession.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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